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Full text of "Carey Baptist Association Minutes 1899"

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MINUTES OF THE FORTY- 
FIFTH j* ANNUAL SESSION 



OF THE 



Carey Baptist Association 



Held with Spring Hill 
Baptist Churchy day 
County, Ala*, October 

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1899 



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OFFICERS : 
UEV. W. T. DAVIS, Moderator, Lineville, Ala. 
J. A. BELL, Clerk and Treasurer, Lineville, Ala. 



The next .session of the Carey Baptist Association will be held with Providence 

Baptist Church, near Hackneyville, Ala., commencing on Tuesday 

after the second Sunday in October. 1900. 



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»RE*S OF OUR MOUNTAIN HOME, 

TALLADEGA, ALA,., 

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BUSINESS DIRECTORY. 



The Moderator shall call the meeting to order. 

Read the letters and enroll the names of messengers. 

Elect a Moderator and Clerk. 

The Clerk shall be Treasurer. 

Moderator appointCommittees on Preaching and Finance. 

Read Abstract of Principles, Constitution and Rules of Decorum. 

Call for Petitionary Letters. 

Receive Correspondents from sister Associations. 

Appoint Correspondents to sister Associations and Com entions. 

Call for reports of Standing Committees. 

Approve places of holding district meetings. 

Appoint a. person to.wri s Corresponding Letters. 

The Preaching Commi"ee to report who shall preach the Intro- 
ductory Sermon at the next ession. 

Appoint time and place of holding the next session of this 
Association. 

Hear the Report on Finance. 

Consider resolutions that may be entertained by the body. 

Miscellaneous business. 



MINUTES. 



The ministers and messengers composing the Forty- 
fifth Annual Session of the Carey Baptist Association 
assembled with the Baptist Church at Spring Hill on Tues- 
day, the 3rd day of October, 1899, at 11 o'clock a. m. 

After singing and prayer, the Introductory Sermon was 
preached by Rev. C. J. Bently. Text 1 Cor., 15:58. 

Afternoon Session — 1:45 p. m. 

The Association was called to order by the Moderator, 
Rev. W. T. Davis, and after devotional exercises, con- 
ducted by Bro. James Toland, the letters from the churches 
were read by O. P. Bentley, T. B. Fargason and J. C. 
Motley; and the following messengers from the churches 
were enrolled : 

FIRST DISTRICT. 

Ashland— L. G. Dean, C. J. Rasco and W. I. Lowe. 
Hatchett Creek— W. T. Dison and M. L. Ponder. 
Friendship — G. W. Wynn and P. A. Jones. 
Liberty— J, W. Walker, J. D. Hallman and P. T. Wood. 
Mount Lebanon — J. L. Campbell and J. S. Wade. 
Spring Hill— N. M. Hornsby and J. G. Horn. 
Pole Bridge— A. O. Grant and J. T. D. Dison. 
Rock Hill — Not represented. 
Antioch (Clay) — Not represented. 

SECOND DISTRICT. 

Mount Zion — M. V. Nichols and R. W. Allen. 
New Salem — Willis Hickey, Jacob Lindsey and Thos. Meadows. 
Millervili.e — Phelix Parsons, J. W. Martin and Henry Linton. 
Providence — E. W. Varnon, E. C. Holdridge and J. W. Bailey. 
Rock Springs — B. F. Luker and J. G. Stewart. 



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Sardis— L. B. Gibson and W. G. H. Blanks. 
Union Hill— W. J. Williams. 
Rock Creek — P. H. Mahan and Frank Moody. 
Big Springs — Not represented. 

THIRD DISTRICT. 

Bethel, (Clay) — J. C. Gallcway and John Truett. 

Bethel, (Talladega) — Not represented. 

County Line— H. H. Baiid and E. J. Fargason. 

Corinth — T. D. Dawkins and T. J. Preston. 

Mellow Valley — J. W. Dean and W. S. Miller. 

Holley Springs — W. M. Muncus and W. R. Wilkerson. 

Mount Pisgah— S. E. M. Rice and J. T. Thrift. 

Mount Oltve — Not represented. 

Mount Calvary — Not represented. 

Mountain Springs — W. G. Worthy, Jessee James and W. A. 

Granberry. 
Daviston — J D. Dunn, W. C. Catney and G. C. Fargason. 
Lystra — J. W. Dean and C. Tenney. 
Union — J. L. Edwards and G. W. McLain. 

FOURTH DISTRICT. 

Lineville — J. E. Moon, J. W. Moon and J. A. Bell. 
New Hope — Not represented. 

Salem — Lovic Browning, P. Miller, S. Y. Lamberth. 
Shiloh — T. J. Ray and A. L. Joiner. 

Call for petitionary letters. Received a letter from Mel- 
low Valley Baptist Church. Church was admitted into the 
Association. Shiloh church was re-admitted to member- 
ship in the Association. 

W. D. Davis was re-elected Moderator, and J. A. Bell 
was re-elected Clerk and Treasurer. 

By request of Spring Hill Church, Rev. W. T. Davis 
delivered a welcome address to the Association. Rev. C. 
J. Bentley responded to the Address of Welcome, which he 
did in his most pleasant style. 

The Moderator announced the following committees to 
report at the present session : 

Preaching Committee — J. W. Walker, M. W. Whatley and 
the messengers from Spring Hill Church. 

Finance Committee — J. E. Moon, Felix Parsons and J. T. D. 
Dison. 

On motion, of L. G. Dean the Association adjourned 
until 8 : 30 a. m., Wednesday. 



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The messengers were assigned homes. 

The Preaching Committee announced that Rev. J. R. 
Stodghill would preach at night. 

After singing and prayer the Association was adjourned 
until 8 : 30 A. m. Wednesday. 



Wednesday October 4 — 8:30 a. m. 

The Association was called to order by the Moderator. 
Devotional exercises conducted by Brethren J. J. McCord 
and W. M. Garrett. 

Correspondents for sister Associations were received as 
follows: 

Central — Rev. O. P. Bently. 
Clay County — W. M. Garrett. 
Coosa River — D W. Shadix. 

On motion by T. B. Fargason the appointment of cor- 
respondents was omitted, and a resolution adopted that any 
member of this Association being present at the session of 
any Association with which we correspond, is authorized 
to report himself as a correspondent for this body. 

The following brethren were appointed to go to the 
State Convention which convenes at Gadsden, viz : J. R. 
Stodghill, C. J. Bentley, J. R. Conger, W. T. Davis, C. 
T. Culpepper, J. W. Dean, M. W. Whatley, W. O. Jen- 
kins, J. A. Dunn, and G. C. Read. 

On motion J. R. Stodghill was appointed to go to the 
Southern Baptist Convention which convenes at Little 
Rock. Ark. C. J. Bentley, alternate. 

On motion the three reports on Missions — State, Home 
and Foreign — were read. These reports were discussed by 
Brethren M. W. Whatley, J. C. Motley ,'F. L. Fuller and 
C. J. Bentley. 

On motion, the regular order of business was suspended 
and the report on Ministerial Education was read. Dis- 
cussed by brethren H.J. Willingham, J. R. Stodghill, 
J. J. McCord, F. L. Fuller, O. P. Bentley, and C. J. 
Bentley. 



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A collection was taken up for the Institute Work and 
Ministerial Education. Collected $8.47. Amount added 
by Rev. J. J. McCord (cash) $5.00. Total $13.47. 

On motion, the body adjourned for one hour and a half 
for dinner. 



Afternoon Session — 1 : 30 p. 



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The Association was called to order by the Moderator. 
After singing, and prayer by Rev. F. L. Fuller, the discus- 
sion of the mission report was continued by Brethren 
J. R. Stodghill, O. P. Bentley, M. W. Garrett, C. T. Cul- 
pepper, J. C. Galloway, and J. J. McCord. 

On motion, the Association adjourned until 8 130 Thurs- 
day. 

Thursday, October 5 — 8 : 3b a. m. 

The Association was called to order by the Moderator. 

After devotional exercises, conducted by Rev. F. L. Ful- 
ler, the discussion on missions was continued by Bro.- J. 
R. Conger and adopted. 

On motion, the speeches on the reports to follow were 
limited to five minutes, except the chairman of the report, 
and he allowed ten minutes. 

Report on Sunday school read. Discussed by Bro. J. 
D. Dunn. 

On motion, the regular order of business was suspended 
and the following resolution was adopted, with report. 

Resolved, that a President and Vice-President be appointed, 
whose duty it shall be to call a Convention of Messengers from the 
various churches in this Association to organize an Associational 
Sunday School Convention, to further the interests of Sunday schools 
in our midst. The officers selected were; President, M. W. What- 
lev ; Vice-President, J. E. Moon. 

Report on Bible and Calportage was read. Discussed 
by Brethren C. J. Bentley, J. J. McCord, J. C. Motley, 
J. R. Stodghill, \V. O. Jenkins, and adopted. 

Report on Temperance re<*d and adopted. 

The Executive Committee reported that on account of 
the lack of funds they did nothing. Report adopted. 



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Report on Orphans' Home read, and a collection was 
taken up. The report was adopted. Collection $10.00. 

Report on Periodicals read and adopted. - 

Report on Finance was read by the chairman, Felix 
Parsons, and adopted — with the understanding that the 
Clerk correct any error that may be found. 

Letters of dismission were granted to Good Hope and 
Mt. Zion churches. 

Clerk was appointed to write corresponding letter. 

Voted that the next session of this body be held with 
Providence church, to convene on Tuesday after the second 
Sunday in October, 1900. Preaching "Committee an- 
nounced that Rev. J. R. Stodghill would preach the intro- 
ductory sermon. C. J. Bentley, alternate. 



RESOLUTIONS 

Resolved, ist, That the Clerk be allowed fifteen dollars for his 
services in the printing of the minutes. 

2D, That the thanks of this Association be tendered the Spring 
Hill Baptist Church and community for their generous hospitality 
during our stay among them. 

3D, Whereas, there is much need of scattering religious litera- 
ture throughout our county, therefore be it 

Resolved, That our pastors be requested to appoint a commit- 
tee in each of their churches on religious literature, this committee 
to supervise, under the pastor's direction, this bible and colportage 
work in their community. 

Whereas, since the last session of our Association God has 
called from our midst our esteemed and worthy Brethren and Pastors 
Rev. M. M. Driver and M. B. Garrett, therefore, be it 

Resolved, That we make due note of their death in our min- 
utes and that a page thereof be set apart to the memory of each. 



MISCELLANEOUS BUSINESS. 

The following amounts were pledged to help defray the school 
expenses of Rev. F. L. Fuller. The amounts to be paid without 
unnecessary delay and forwarded to the Clerk, J. A. .Bell : 



Ashland Church, . . . 


$ 5 00 


Antioch Church, . . .. 


% 2 


5° 


Bethel Church, (Clay), 


2 00 


Daviston Church, . . . 


5 


00 


Friendship Church, . 


2 00 


Hatchett Creek Church 


2 


00 


Liberty Church, . . . 


2 00 


Lineville Church, . . . 


15 


00 


Millerville Church, 


3 50 


New Salem Church, . . 


2 


00 


Providence Church, 


5 00 


Rock Springs Church, . 


2 


5° 


Shiloh Church, . . . 


3 50 


Spring Hill Church, . . 


2 


50 


Union Church, . . . . 


2 50 


Union Hill Church, . . 




5° 


Total . . 




....... $62 50 







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The Sunday School Convention will meet to organize and hold 
the first session of the Convention on Saturday before the fifth Sun- 
day in April, i960, and continue two days in connection with the 
fifth Sunday meeting at Millerville, which begins on Friday before. 

By order of the Chairman Pro Tern. 

M. W. Whatley 



The following churches report Sunday Schools : 



Antioch, (Tal.), Tru'ett. 

Corinth, Wesobulga. 

Good Hope, Cherry. 

Libert v, Ashland. 

Mellow Valley, Mellow Valley. 

Shiloh, Maitland. 

Union, Motley. 

Fifth Sunday meetings : 



Ashland, Ashland. 

Daviston, Daviston. 

Hatchett Creek, Hatchett Creek. 

Lineville, Uineville. 

Providence, Hackneyville. 

Spring Hill, Idaho. 

Ashland, Ashland. 



Fifth Sunday in April, beginning on Friday before, to convene 
with the church at Millerville. 

Fifth Sunday in July, and beginning on Friday before, will con- 
vene with Union church. 

There being no further business, the Association adjourned, 
after being led in prayer by Rev. F. L. Fuller. 

W. T. Davis, Moderator. 
Jas. A. Bell, Clerk. 



APPENDIX. 



STANDING COMMITTEES TO REPORT NEXT SESSION. 

State Missions— M. W. Whatley, N. M. Hornsby and W. C. 

Brooks. 
Home Missions— J. R. Stodghill, S. Y. Lambreth and G. W. Wvnn. 
Foreign Missions— C. J. Bently, C. T. Culpepper and G. L Griffin. 
Ministerial Education — J. C. Motley, J. L. Edwards and J. C. 

Galloway. 
Institute Work— J. R. Conger, F. L. Fuller and W. H. Harvell. 
Bible and Colportage — J. A. Dunn, M. A. Johnson and J. C. 

Motley. 
Temperance — J. J. McCord, H. H. Baird and T. J. Preston. 
Executive Committee— A. P. Oslin, E. A. Phillips, J. W. Walker, 

L. B. Gibson and J. W. Moon. 
Orphans' Home — C. C Heard, A. D. Thompson and L. B. 

Champion. 
Periodicals— T. B. Fargason, R. W. Claybrook and J. W. Wright. 

FINANCE REPORT. 

We, your Committee on Finance, beg leave to make the follow - 
ing report: 
We find accompanying the church letters 

For Minutes, cash $ 45 97 

State Missions — 

Cash $ 20 05 

Voucher 32 92 53 00 

Home Missions — 

Cash 26 18 

Voucher . 4 8 15 74 33 

Foreign Missions — 

Cash . 35 61 

Voucher 34 81 70 42 

Institute Work — 

Cash 45 04 

Voucher 37 13 82 17 

Ministerial Education — 

Cash 

Voucher 7 50 7 50 

Howard College — 

Cash 2 50 

Voucher - 120 58 123 08 



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Orphans' Home — 

Ca«h ; . 49 *56 

Voucher . . . 4 f > 9° 

Bible and Colportage— 

Cash 3 ■ «> 

Voucher 5 °° 



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TREASURER S REPORT. 

Dr. 

icaonnt received from : 

Finance Commiitee - - - - - 

General Collection for Orphans" Home - - 

General Collection for Howard College . . 

General Collection for Institute Work . - - 



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BSx am-i paid W. C. Bledsoe. State Mission? - - 
Bj ub': paid W. C. Bledsoe, Home Missions - - 
SV asa's paid W. C. Bledsoe, Foreign Missions - - 
fchi aaCs ;\s.:.i \\\ A. Hobson, Ministerial Education 
!?t i~~: paid Jo©, W. Stewart. Orphans" Home - - 
3>> aas'i paid I. F. Purser. Institute Work . . . 



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CORRESPONDING LETTER^ 



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Articles of Faith" are going to sweep the world, and that to " Wait 
and see the salvation. of the Lord," is the most important thing to be 
done. But it only requires a casual view to see that we are yielding 
ground to other denominations. 

Perhaps many of our churches make and observe too slack rules. 
They do not support pastors; they do not pay to missions; they do 
not read and study the Bible, and other religious literature. We 
feel sadly the want of " Baptist enterprise." 

In conclusion, we solicit you to continue your correspondence 
with us; and may He who doeth all things well, bless and prosper 
and spiritualize us all. Fraternally. 

J. A. Bell, Clerk. 

REPORT ON STATE MISSIONS. 

Our State Board of Missions is a committee composed of breth- 
ren from different sections of the State; chosen by the Baptists of 
the State met in convention, and is the servant of the .churches, sub- 
ject to their instruction and subservient to their will. This is an 
unpaid committee, appointed to oversee the co-operative effort of 
the churches of the. State and the fruits of their labors reflect the 
spirit of the churches, whether it be selfish and sordid, or liberal 
and Christ-like. 

This committee has the oversight of all the mission interests in 
the State. Their first and great work is to strengthen the weak, and 
build up the waste places of our own beloved Alabama. 

" The Gospel is the power of God unto Salvation to every one 
that believeth." We would co-operate with our sister churches through 
this committee (or board) to preach the Gospel to every creature 
in the State; and as we believe the word of God is the all-sufficient 
rule of faith and practice for Christians, we would unite with our 
brethren through this channel to induce the followers of Christ to walk 
in the revealed way of Divine Wisdom, rather than in the wisdom 
and traditions of men. This oneness of purpose and effort with 
Christ and with one another, we believe to be the will of God and the 
duty of His children. This oneness for which our Savior prayed the 
Father, and enjoined upon His disciples, with no law to enforce save 
the law of love upon the individual conscience and His revealed will, 
has ever been conducive to growth in favor with God and with men. 
Therefore, we would extend the hand of fellowship to our brethren 
in all parts of this great State, and say to them, in obedience to the 
command of our Lord and Master, we are ready to labor with you to 
the building up of the waste places in every nook and corner of 
the State, and telling the sweet story of the Gospel to every benighted 
creature of God's creation in our State. 



THE OVERSIGHT OF HOME MISSIONS IN THE STATE. 

2. As we know that God's love is not bounded by State lines, 
we also know that our duty is not limited to this little spot upon 
God's globe ; therefore, we extend the hand of fellowship to our 
sister states, and say to them we are ready to labor with you to the 
salvation of every soul in our home-land. 

For three hundred years God has smiled upon this land of lib- 
erty and love, because of His Bible in their homes, and His law in 
their hearts. We would fellowship you in every effort to magnify 
His word and extol His name among the people in this sisterhood 



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of states; Therefore, we would co-labor with you to have the Gospel 
proclaimed from every hill-top that over -shadows the home of an 
American citizen. 



FOREIGN MISSIONS tX THE STATE. 

: The Spirit of God, enthroned in the heart*, and ruling in 
the :ive? of the children of redemption, is possessed with boundless 
k»ve. and would extend the helping hand to every creature upon the 
eirth for which Christ has died : Therefore, we would open wide the 
arm* ••: f oar affection*, and extend the hand of fellowship to our 
rrethrer: in cc-operarive effort to give the Gospel to everv benighted 
creature ci everv nation under the sun. 



GENERAL. 



For some years our denominational affairs in the State have been 

Bpered with debt Howard College has groaned under a heaw 

::" :: this sort; during this year our State Mission Secretarv. in 

>t»erarion with —any brethren, has labored effectually to the rais- 

:' tjS.odtt.oa. and thus have freed our beloved Howard, and lib- 

si our S;a;e B*.«rd. With this great barrier removed, the future 
» promise of greater victories than we have known for man v 

Mi. T the sriri: ;:' Jove :h n has enthused many hearts to the accom- 

r.:>n~rz: ;: m;s g.orions victory, lay hold upon the consciences. 

aad bora with fervor upon the altars of our hearts to the awakeaino- 

: this >-:;-; srlart of the hills: and may the old Carev sound 

:ze :;c*:= :hi: wil] i^aker; many slothful Christians, and lead the 

. T-e rjtrive effort that will send the message of love 



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axooad the w^rlc. 



J. R. Stodghill. Chairman Consmittee. 



REPORT OX HOME MISSIONS. 

Astocg the £e~ds := which oar Home Board has hitherto been 
prosecuting its work, may be mentioned some of our large and rap- 
idly growing: cities, the great and growing West and Southwest. 
:ac*adiag Indlxa Territory. Oklahoma, and on toward the Pacific 
p*. The =ocr:i:r districts of most of the nates east of the Mis- 
sissippi -rrntr. and extend _ -thward to Cuba. The signal manner 
:rr fhich God's Messing has rested upon this department of our mis- 
~ : - - m - ri - -' iMBKaeeds : : . ; ..r nzost profound and lovmjr. consider* - 
We pi^efcete an cp-to-date report of the work done bv the 
> rr^ser: year. Your attention is directed to some 
agtzres grrec as - he report submitted at the last meeting of our 
^**** ^.omrenrjOB. snowing :he i.iKmct of work done the previous 
year 

Jkatoaax rx :^ei i=o expended on the field far missions, ffic,- 
J:> •; , There vis col ected iri expended in building booses of 

r ~ ~ ** i<ec •?***» 5>: ==*kin~a total of moae* raised on 
the ae-c. $:: = .>Oi : x Toad cash received bv Home Board from all 
fcfee scares. Ibr.-o^cS. Xamber of missionaries emploved, 6e;v 
- ex. namoeroi adciiicrs tc churches, 1.2.95^. 



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REPORT ON FOREIGN MISSIONS. 

We, your Committee on Foreign Missions, make the following 
report : God commissioned our Savior to come to earth as the 
great missionary from heaven. This first missionary gave his life 
for the salvation of man, and when he returned to the Father, He 
commissioned-his people to carry on the work. " Go ye into all the 
world and preach . the Gospel to every creature," was and is His 
earnest injunction. This command embraced all missionary work. 

Paul, the great missionary to the Gentiles, in obedience tc his 
Lord's command, spent his life traveling and writing. This impor- 
tant work during the dark ages had lapsed to a great extent. So 
much so, that nothing was being done to. break the bread of life to 
the heathen. Then it was that God called an humble Baptist shoe- 
maker to revive under this great commission. When in a meeting 
of Baptists he gave utterance to these impressions, he was admonished 
by an elder to take his seat, and informed that when God wanted the 
heathen converted, He would convert them. But the seed sown in 
Wm. Carey's heart were in good ground, and he lived to see many 
in India and Burma Converted to Christ and the modern mission 
cause put in motion which, under God, is destined to give Christ to 
the world. Brethren, our work is just begun. Two-thirds of the 
world have not yet heard of a Savior. 

The Southern Baptists are doing Foreign Mission work in China, 
Africa, Italy, Mexico, Brazil and Japan. The tables on pages 19 
and 20 will afford information on this work. 

Your Committee believe that this Scripture would be an appro- 
priate text to pi each a sermon on Foreign Missions, " Thou shalt 
love thy neighbor as thyself." By the aid of the steamship, railroad 
train, telegraph and cable lines, all the world is. fast becoming our 
neighbor. Under the guiding hand of our Father these agencies are 
being used for Christianization of the world. Will we, as Baptists, 
honor the cause of Christ, and emulate the worthy name of Carey, 
by doing our duty to ourselves, to God's cause, and to those who are 
perishing for want of the bread of life ? 

At the 1898 meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention, it was 

agreed to undertake to increase the work 25 per cent. We hope the 

Carey will agree to shoulder her share of this new responsibility. 

Many consecrated men and women are offering their services ; shall 

^ we deny them an opportunity to obey the Master ? 

M. W. Whatlev, Chairman. 

REPORT ON MINISTERIAL EDUCATION. 

When the Holy Spirit calls a man to preach the Gospel, every 
noble impulse of the man should prompt him to do his own part in 
becoming prepared for the great work. It is not enough to say that 
God always fills the mouth of him who proclaims from the pulpit, 
nor are we justified in holding to the theory that when the Master 
calls a man to the ministry he is prepared, in every way, to honor 
God and serve mankind with his full powers. The Divine hand was 
placed upon Moses that he should do a certain work; yet, the Lord 
kept him a dweller among the mountains of Midian forty years 
before he was allowed to begin it. No one questions the wisdom of 
a right preparation before engaging in any great undertaking. God 
does His preparatory work by "calling" a man: The one called 



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- u<t do hi? part by fitting himself in every way possible to honor 
the call. 

The preachers in this country, who began their work manv rears 

were pioneers, whose educational opportunities afforded noade- 
C 4 ;.Aie mean* of securing an education. They did a grand and noble 
work, which only such r-en could do. Those who are to enter upon 
the work in the new century, which is just dawning, will not be 
pioneers; nor will they preach to pioneers. They must be educated 
men preaching to educated people. No matter whether in city, vil- 
lage or country, unless they be educated, they will not be able to 
reach the ear of the people as God would have them. FoUow^j: 
the i-xample of Paul who could " become all things to all mea," the 
preachers of the future, preaching to educated people, nam** them- 
- . \ c > he educated. 

In this day of so great opportunities, a young man honored of 
God is almost without excuse when he emtr? upon tie highest of 

■«r> without having been diligent in preparing fcims-cii vo speak 
for God. Last year twenty-one ministerial srudenxs Attended 
Howard College. Twice that number should' be there loidav. Of 

- . ttndreds of others were pursuing their srad:es ixf other 

- of the State, and we congratulate m expressing 

:ef that within our own bound* this all-important work is 

keeping siep to the music of God's bugiie calls, mid our leader*, Hjs 

s:^s:::>. will toear aloft and well advanced llie liaxn^tr of •GraxC-fcp'taiu. 

f - i King ItntnanueL Respectfully sntomirred., 

H. j. Wimxe&Ait, CiLEarnaaauL 



RF.1VRT OF COMMITTEE OX INSTITUTE WORK 



• 



Brkthrkx: It is important that due urairk being arrempred fev 
* 0$ .-.:- Boards should he fully understood toy our pe ople- m tha: 
: r ma* ■;. pently determine their curv. 

t I >'.;:.::e Board was created toy car Stat* C-cmv^riiian in 1S97 
xrj.od with arranging of Insrircre Work umpnj -che mflnfee 
.'<., ;:•> ,' th< State. 

t State Board of Missions recommended the creation of tif 
Board, ::•.;.: -.: might toe relieved of rbe dntv of Fondar-tinr 
;-.:-r Work, and with hope than it mig*ht toe done more sexisdiBr- 
:.-. > - -.•' etffecttoally toy a different Board. 

\.-tv « • a: is :*;-,*• special work -of :3>e Insiinxre Board 5 

f i, c.cnonsinasv.'*" efflomi tw mearifa and neip our field tninisTtrr, 

• sttady. and i < Ise relating to rne general performance 

•'■' . :> l« '* stoe hope of rib* Board that our work may rend 

'•'■'•'•'' -*' ; ' -' ■•*>>"■•" and acquaintance of our Tnreacner*, rial 

•*■: '-.jx t\-( ifot :v -rfi: of their co-cpera;riem in all onrgre^ itemc-an- 

•■•- . :.:.k t ■-.t-t-i prise*. 

• ■ ''-■--■" sfc - we think, would toe an important achie^e- 

VV( '••'"■• ••'' ■""'■'■ ;> as -> v-.c r- . s pertain and nopeifvul work 
'•' '■'••••■' •-:.• -,. -. - . ■ > accomplished by this or scant 

, ?f''-' v - ^'.c .icnoroinanoin wif ■work at creat .disaito-Hrjiace . 

T*" '•'"■• ' -"• " :^v*,- ><•••:-* tin ihc hope c& ace< .mphshtrng lists iflav- 

5 K * '■' *** too^v-g Ins; 1 ..%<•> where n4w- passnr* awe wllirng xhai 

s '^ *** '- '■'_ ; " c h<e94s *»« .*rtli] maVe arrangecmern Jar fnrjteriannnent. 

/ ''- • ' •' : '-'' '•" •'■'•' v ro S&ipct the mewrngs atpon :tibe 

' '■ >f " ' ' ■' ■"'' v '• - " v ' • • '*'- rtoey iva-me rtwt, apparently, 'been 



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properly distributed over the State. 

These Institutes are of five or six days duration. The instructed 
is attempted by lectures. Bro. G. S. Anderson is our Superinten- 
dent of Institute Work, and delivers about ten lectures at each 
Institute on the law of discourse as applied in Sermon Structure. 
This is a new feature in Institute work, and has been very helpful to 
our preaches attending our meetings. Our brethren deliver lectures 
on other subjects. The Board attempts to use our strongest men- 
pastors in our work. The Board means to help our pastors and to do 
it with all our might, using the men we have in our employment, 
and also our wisest and best pastors as we can. Some have helped 
us, and some have ignored us. We still appeal to them for their aid. 
It is a fact that more than three-fourths of our pastors, who are in 
charge of our village and country churches, have been denied the 
benefits of special college and seminary training. The schools can- 
not reach them, nor can they reach the schools. They are among 
our best ministers. 

We have attempted to help our young men who could attend the 
schools. Why not attempt to aid these men on the field who are in 
the thick of the fight ? We think they should be aided, and quickly 
and earnestly. If it is done, we must go to them on the field ; this 
is what we are doing. Brethren, treat this work according to its 
importance— according to its real merit. That is all we ask. The 
Board is your servant to carry this work on, and we can do only what 
your contributions and endorsement make possible. We have had 
three men on the field, Brethren G. S. Anderson, G. A. Hornaday 
and F. C. David. Bro. Hornaday having recently resigned from the 
work. 

The Board asked the denomination for $3,000.00 with which to 
prosecute the work. Up to date we have received about $800.00, and 
have subscriptions for about $1,500.00. At the time of our great 
debt-paying campaign — God help and honor all the men of that cam- 
paign — some how our Board was left out, -while we were about 
$1,000.00 in debt. Now, brethren, you see the situation and under- 
stand the work which we are undertaking, and we hope you will not 
esteem our Board immodest, if it suggest thai special attention be 
given this work now for a time, so that with the other Boards we 
may come to the Convention out of debt. 

Funds should be sent to Dr. J. F. Purser, Office, Opelika, Ala. 

C. J. Bentley, 
W. C. Brooks, 
J. H. Howell, 

Committee. 



REPORT ON SUNDAY SCHOOLS. 



We, your Committee on Sunday Schools, beg leave to report 
the following: In the letters from the churches for this year we 
notice that only thirteen churches report Sunday Schools, while sev- 
enteen report no Sunday Schools. Brethren, this ought not to be. 
We contend that the Sunday Sctiool is the most powerful agency for 
the dissemination of the truths of the Bible among our home people 
of all organizations of the Church. God has said in His Word for us 
to search the Scriptures, and by a systematic study of God's Word 
in the Sunday School we may learn of God's blessed promises con- 
cerning us, and of the terrible retribution that awaits the children of 



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wrath. Bn hren, it there is one thing that the Church neglects 
more than my ofher thing, it is the reading and studying of God's 
Word. W sincerely pray for a great revival of Bible study and of 
Sunday Sch >ol in the Carey Association. In the wrecks of time 
God's bless 1 truth is the only thing that shall stand the storm, and 
relying upc: its glorious promises we may safely anchor in the haven 
of rest. Bicthren, let us revive the Sunday School work in every 
Church in t le Association. Respectfully submitted, 

J. D. Dins, Chairman. 



REPC RT ON BIBLE AND COLPORTAGE WORK. 



This w rk means traveling in God's service distributing, selling 
and giving »vay the Bible and religious literature, preaching, pray- 
ing and tal<v ng the Gospel of salvation. 

There ; e many homes in the land where people are not well 
supplied with God's word, the lamp of life. These homes do not 
read religious literature, but instead, their minds are either unculti- 
vated for lack of reading wholesome books, or they are poisoned by 
books and papers cheap, because worthless, and thereby such homes 
become hurtful in their influence on the world The servant of God 
goes out in o the highways and hedges, seeking opportunities to 
ie and good religious literature in the reach of all, and 
■ry where as he goes. This work is being neglected in 
ation, where - much is needed along this line. If this 
s to continue leaving off the employment of a Colpor- 
;estly entreat all our pastors to see to it that each home 
n-their churches be supplied with God's word and with 
>us. literature. This is an age of reading and people 
Ik about that which they read. 

elp to feed the minds of people with wholesome litera- 
eaches that our "citizenship is in heaven, from whence 
i Savior." 

C. J. Bextleit, Chairman. 
B. F. Lvker. 



place the F> : 
preaching <. 
Carey Asso 
Association 
teur, we ear 
representee 
good religi 
think and t 
Let us 
ture whici. 
we look for 



REPORT ON TEMPERANCE. 



Your C 
lowing: 1\ 
Tempera no 

characters 
of our hv 
ate in all tl 
but to our f 
are intern}. 
but alas ! h 
etme*s, and 
drunkard s 
therefore b 
and be drui 
bow much 
wrecks firsi 
God. Ther 
posed to In 



•mmittee on Temperance, beg leave to submit the fol- 

nperance is a subject that enlists every child of God. ist, 

is one of the leading Christian graces that should 

every one of us. 2nd, Because it is to run through all 

; therefore, we are taught in God's word to be temper- 

ngs, if we take God's word as the man of our counsel; 

irow there are too many claiming to be Baptists that 

rate almost in all things. Thou shalt not be drunken: 

v many churches blot their church records with drtmk- 

,-rieve their Holv Spirit and wound their brethren. "No 

a .1 enter into the kingdom of heaven.'* Fearful thought : 

v 'hren, be sober and watch and pray, lest ye be tempted 

ken. The drunken man is unfit for any worldly business, 

ess the business of the Church of God. Drunkenness 

'he man, then the home, and his part in the kingdom of 

fore, his light becomes darkness. Brethren, man isdis- 



intemperate in all 



things: 



therefore, we find another 



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intemperance, and that is an intemperate tongue — brother speaking 
evil of his brother — busy-bodies sitting as judge of his brother. 
Brethren, let your speech be in moderation, not railing. Be tem- 
perate in your speech, not judging, lest ye be judged. An intem- 
perate tongue is a world of fire, and sets the whole course of nature 
ont he fire of hell (Hades, death). The temperate tongue speaketh 
no evil. There is another intemperance to which we call your atten- 
tion — the sin of covetousness — coveting after the things of this 
world — seeking after filthy luker to the neglect of the kingdom of 
God. God says, " Covet earnestly the best gifts." Let your lives 
be in temperance to the praise of God's glory. In all things be tem- 
perate. Let the ministers of Christ be examples to the Church in 
temperance, speaking the truth in words of soberness, not seeking 
their own but another's wealth, not given to much wine, not 
broilers in speech, not greedy after filthy luker — that others seeing 
our temperance, good works, may glorify our Father in heaven. 

Respectfully submitted, 

J. C. Motley, Chairman. 



REPORT ON ORPHANS' HOME. 

Our Orphans' Home at Evergreen has been in operation about 
six years. One hundred and fifteen boys and girls had been received 
at the Orphanage up to August, I899: and out of the home have 
gone fifty-five. These have been adopted into good families, where 
they are cared for. The boys are taught to do farm work, and the 
girls are taught to do all kinds of house-work. The crop that the 
boys were making this year was greatly namaged by a hail storm in 
June 

Mrs. Ansley, who has been Matron since the Home began, has 
resigned and Mrs. Hardy has succeeded her. The condition of the 
children has improved this year under the care of this good Christ- 
ian woman. The children are gathered together on each Lord's day 
to sing praises to God. 

During this year Bro. J. W. Stewart has had to buy provisions 
for these children (who are Baptist dependents) on a credit. We 
feel that every true Baptist ought to blush at this state of affairs, and 
determine in his heart that he will do his duty toward helping these 
little children, remembering that he is a pensioner on the bounty of 
God : and God says that it is more blessed to give than to receive : 
and that when we give to the poor we lend to the Lord. It takes 
about ten dollars per day to feed this family, besides clothing donated. 
They have no income except the offerings of their friends : therefore 
we recommend that the churches take a collection for the children, 
and pray for the managers. Respectfully submitted, 

C. T. Culpepper. 

REPORT ON PERIODICALS. 

We, your Committee on Periodicals, would ask to make the fol- 
lowing report : 

The Alabama Baptist, being our State organ, should have our 
hearty support and encouragement. We would urge our people to 
support the Sunday school publications of the Southern Baptist Con- 
vention : first, because they are among the best ; secondly, because 
it is our own. We would very earnestly urge our people to subscribe 



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■ 

for the Foreign Mission Journal, and know more of the effort to 
promulgate the Gospel beyond our borders. We also insist on our 
people supporting the publications of our Home Board. 

Respectfully submitted, 

H. Ingram, Chairman. 



CONSTITUTION. 



i. This Association shall meet annually as an advisory council, 
and shall be composed'of messengers chosen by the churches of this 
union, tnd all regularly ordained ministers of our faith and order 
within the bounds of the body. 

2. Each church shall be entitled to two messengers, irrespec- 
tive of numbers, and one for every additional fifty thereafter over 
fifty. 

3. The messengers and ministers thus convened shall be denom- 
inated the Carry Baptist Association. 

4. This Association shall have a Moderator and Clerk, who 
shall be chosen by the members present at each session, and shall be 
of the body, holding their offices until the next election. The Clerk 
shall also be Treasurer of the Association. 

5. The churches of this union shall express in their letters the 
names of their messengers and their postoffices, Sabbath of meeting, 
amount of contributions, number baptized, received by letter, restored 
to fellowship, dismissed, excommunicated and dead since the last 
session of this Association. 

6. No act of the Association shall be binding on the churches, 
but it shall be its duty to give advice in matters of difficulty and 
endeavor to preserve the union of the churches. 

7. If any churches desire to be admitted into this union they 
shall petition by letter and messengers, and upon examination, if 
found orthodox and orderly, shall be received by the Association. 

8. Any church may withdraw from this Association at discre- 
tion, or, on application, may obtain a letter of dismission. 

9. This Association shall use her own discretion as respects the 
cause of missions, leaving the churches and members to exercise 
their own opinion in such cases. 

10. If any church in this union shall become offended with a 
sister church in the point of faith or practice, it shall be the duty of 
the aggrieved cburch to endeavor to reclaim the church thus offend- 
ing, and if satisfaction cannot be obtained, the aggrieved church shall 
then call in the aid of one or two other churches to act with the first 
two assisting churches; and it shall be the duty of the churches thus 
called, to investigate and decide upon the matter of dealing and to 
report the same to the Association ; and if the said accused t hurch be 
guilty as charged, the Association shall withdraw from her. 

11. This Association may correspond with other Associations 
and Conventions of the same faith and order, and withdraw her cor- 
respondence at discretion. 

12. Amendments to this Constitution may be made by two- 
thirds of the members in session. 

13. This Association may have power to adjourn to any time 
and place she may deem most convenient. 



MB 



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REPORT OF FOREIGN MISSION BOARD. 



RECEIPTS. 



GROSS. 
iSoS. 

May 1 — Balance per report 

Alabama % 5,818 89 

Arkansas ",714 44 

Western Arkansas and Indian Ter'y . . 201 05 

District of Columbia 1.064 °° 

Florida 763 40 

Georgia x 4i l8 5 73 

Kentucky 12,12s 45 

Louisiana 1 ,477 22 

Maryland 5,220 56 

Mississippi 5,839 91 

Missouri 7*009 22 

North Carolina 8,092 91 

South Carolina 8,754 °5 

Tennessee 6,738 70 

Texas 10,458 71 

Virginia 19,002 39 

West Virginia 20 20 

Brazil 17 00 

California . . 5 50 

Colorado 10 00 

Indiana 2 00 

Italy 55 00 

Nebraska 000 

New Jersey .... 200 

Oklahoma 34 50 

Oregon 11 00 

South Dakota . 5 63 

Massachusetts . 25 00 

Maine 2 00 

Mexico ." 43 00 

Northern Pacific Convention 40 



LESS STATE 
EXPENSES. 



NET. 



185 28 



CO 

J»35» 56 
600 00 



3SO 00 

"1052 S5 

S07 64 



970 37 

32S 8 S 



* 8,765 79 



(108,716 06 

51678 55 

103,037 51 

American Baptist Publication Society 200 00 

Isaac Davis Fund— Interest " 1S2 00 

Maryland Fund— Interest 7° °° 

John Smith Fund — Interest >6 87 

Woman's Missionary Society of Woman's College — Interest . 37 50 

Southern Baptist Convention, account G. W. Norton, Tr. ... 45 00 

Time loans this year • • 5 , ,5° °° 

Call loans this year - n,9*> » 

$177,780 93 



; 



STATISTICAL TABLE OF SOUTHERN BAPTIST CONVENTION FOREIGN MISSIONS FOR THE YEAR 1898. 














Mission- 
aries 


CO 

CD 


Unordained 
Natives 


Increase 


Diminution 






CO 


Day 

Schools. 








co 

CD 

J2 


GO 

c 






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a 

•** 


09 

U 
03 







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c 








CO 


CO 


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LOCATION 




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u 

3 • 

Us 

u 




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1 


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CU 

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<u 


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£ 

Oh 


— 

CD 


>-, 

O 




c 
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CO 


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,3 

CO 

. hi 

CD 

£ 


O 
O 

C/3 


<41 


CO 

CD 

CO 

3 




Xi 

00 


7i 
"S 

CJ 

c/3 


-** 
3 

£ 

"u 

** 

C 


* 


cS 


6 


3 


03 


u> 


I- 


at 


CD 




03 


CD 


0) 


CD 


X 


CD 


*-' 




'O 


6 





O • 




a 


p 


O 


s 


fa 


O 


£ 


fa 




« 


J 


OS 


Q 


fa 


►J 


S 


Cfl 


— 


fc 


z 


O 


China: 






































South China Mission . . 


1845 


8 


13 


5 


10 


8 


23 




7 


295 


. 


1 


20 


5 


. . 


125 1 


265 


17 


18 


455 


$ 996 77 


Central China Mission . 


1847 


6 


7 


5 


8 


1 


8 




2 


30 


4 


1 


1 


2 


9 


148 


435 


6 


10 


275 


805 26 


North China Mission . . 


i860 


8 
22 


15 

35 
6 


5 

15 
3 


7 

25 
3 


9 
2 


5 




1 


102 

427 

37 


4 


• 


9 


2 


• • 


403 


175 


2 

2 5 
7 


7 

35 
4 


150 

880 


.... 


Total 




36 
7 




TO 


? 


30 

5 


9 

13' 


9 


t8o? 


875 
211 


1802 03 
654 87 




1850 


6 




I 




34i 


140 




1870 


22 


21 


1 


. . 




20 


• • 


• 


38 


-7 




17 


14 


8 


5i8 


255 


4 


-. . 


• • 


185 80 


Mexico: 












































North Mexican Mission 


1880 


21 


20 


2 


4 


5 


8 


. . 


. 


27 


2 




. . 


6 


. . 


872 


200 


13 








South Mexican Mission 


• * ' 


5 


19 


2 
4 


2 
6 


4 
9 


1 




I 


18 


3 

5 


— 






2 


219 


165 


3 
t6 


1 


30 
30 


89 50 


Total 


?6 


39 


9 




T 


45 




6 


2 


1091 


3 6 5 


1 


89 50 


Brazil: 


























1882 


6 


5 


1 


1 


2 


3 


. . 


. 


62 


. 




3 


- . 


. . 


445 


100 


1 


1 


70 


2000 00 




1889 


7 


2 


2 


2 


2 


3 


• . 


. 


60 


. 




3 


19 


• • 


37i 


165 








525 00 




1890 


5 


15 


2 


2 


1 


3 


. • 


• 


119 


10 


2 


4 


7 


12 


475 


175 


2 


1 


25 


808 00 




1884 


5 


8 


3 


5 


1 
6 


2 


• • 




44 


6 
t6 


5 


• • 


7 


10 


283 

1524 
7i 


440 
300 

2446 


2 
5 

57 


1 


20 


969 00 


Total 




23 
1 


30 
9 


8 


10 


n 


. . 




285 
13 

845 


7 


10 


33 


22 


3 


115 


4302 00 
76 00 




1889 


4 


3 


1 

27 


4 




2 


32 


1 


4 1 




100 


140 


35 


47 


87 




J 4 


63 


75 


5347 


43 "65 


$7110 20 



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RULES OF DECORUM. 



1. This Association shall be opened and closed with praver. 

2. Call for Letters from churches and enroll the names of mes- 
sengers. 

3. Proceed to election of Moderator and Clerk. 

4. Call for Petitionary Letters from churches desiring admis- 
sion into this body. 

5. Appoint Committees on Preaching and Finance. 

6. Receive Correspondents. 

7. Duties of Moderator. — It shall be the duty of the Moder- 
ator to call the members to order before the Association ; to receive 
and submit all questions regularly moved, and announce the result; 
to enforce the observance of decorum in debate among the members, 
and in general to perform all the duties incumbent upon a presiding 
officer. 

8. Duties of Clerk. — It shall be the duty of the Clerk of the 
Association to keep a fair record of the proceedings; to notify com- 
mittee of their appointment; to preserve the papers belonging to 
the Association, and to attend to -the printing of the minutes, for 
which he shall receive a reasonable compensation. 

9. Duties of Members. — Members rising to speak shall 
address the Moderator. 2. Any member, in speaking, shall confine 
himself to the subject under consideration. 3. No member shall 
speak more than thrice on the same subject without permission from 
the Moderator. 4. No member will be permitted to indulge in 
talking or whispering, or any indecorus conduct, to the annoyance of 
the body in time of debate. 5. No member shall absent himself 
from the body without permission of the Moderator. 

10. These Rules may be altered by a majority of the members 
at a regular session of this body. 



ARTICLES OF FAITH, PROOF TEXTS. 






Article i. We believe in one true and living God ; the Father, 
Son, and Holy Ghost — three in one. Matt., 3: 15-17; John, -14:16: 
Matt., 28:29. 

Art. 2. We believe that the Scriptures of the. Old and New 
Testaments are the Word of God, and the only rule of faith and 
practice. 2 Tim., 3 : 16-17 5 2 Peter, 1 : 19, 20, 21. 

Art. 3. We believe in the doctrine of original sin ; that Adam 
disobeyed God, and that all mankind inherited a sinful nature from 
Adam. Gen., 3:1-17; Psalms, 51; 5; Rom., 5:12; Eph. 2:1. 

Art. 4. We believe in man's inability to recover himself from 
the fallen state he is in by nature, by himself alone. John, 6:44;. 
1 Cor., 2: 14; Rom., 8 : 7-8.' 

Art. 5. We believe in the doctrine of election by grace, accord- 
ing to the foreknowledge of God, the Father, through sanctification 
of the spirit, and belief of the truth.. Rom., 11; 4-7; Thes., 2:13; 
1 Peter, 1:2. 

Art. 6. We believe that sinners are justified in the sight of 
God only by the imputed righteousness of Jesus Christ. Acts., 13: 
39; Rom., 4: 11, 12 and 23,24, 25; Gal., 2: 16. 



22 



Art. 7. We believe in the preservation of saints. Psalm, 37 : 
23, 24, 28; Micah, 7:8; John, 5:24 and 10:28; Rom., 8:35-39; 
1 Peter, 1:3-5.. 

Art. 8. We believe that baptism and the Lord's Supper are 
ordinances of Jesus Christ, of perpetual obligation, and that none 
but true believers are fit subjects for the ordinances. John, i : 33 : 
Matt., 3:13-17; Matt., 28:19; Acts, 1 : 22 ; Acts, 2:41; Matt., 26: 
6-30; 1 Cor., 11:23-26. 

Art. 9. We believe in one Lord, one faith, and one baptism, 
and immersion only is baptism. Eph., 4:5; Rom., 6:4-6; Col., 2:- 
12; Acts, 8 : 38-39 ; Mark, 1 : 9-10. 

Art. 10. We believe that no one is qualified to preach and ad- 
minister the ordinances of the Gospel except he be called of God, as 
was Aaron, is set apart by, and is in good standing with the church 
of which he is a member, and come under the hands of a presbytery. 
Mark, 3:14; Acts, 14:23; 1 Tim., 2:7, and 5 : 22 ; Heb., 5:4; John 
4:2; Acts, 8:38. 

Art. 11. We believe in the resurrection of the dead and the 
general judgment. John, 5 : 28-29; Rev. 20: 12-13; Acts, 24:15. 

Art. 12. We believe the joys of the righteous and the punish- 
ishment of the wicked will be eternal. Matt., 25:46; Rev., 7 : 15-16; 
Col., 3:4; 1 Thess., 4:17; 2 Thess., 1 :7~9; Rev., 20:10, 14, 15; 
Matt.. 25:41-43; 2 Thess., 2: 13; Matt., 26: 26-30. 



NAMES AND ADDRESSES OF MINISTERS. 



ORDAINED. 



W. T. Davis, Lineville. 

J. W. Knowles, Lineville. 

J. R. Stodghill, Lineville. 

C. J. Bentley, Ashland. 

W. C. Brooks, Ashland. 

W. H. Harvell, Millerville. 

R. M. Allen, Emuckfaw. 

M. A. Johnson, Newsite. 

W. H. Johnson, Chandler Springs. 

T. B. Fargason, Motley. 

J. A. Dunn, Daviston. 

F. L. Fuller, Elias. 

W. O. Jenkins, Daviston. 



R. E. Conger, Hackneyville. 

J. R. Conger, Hackneyville. 

J. J. McCord, Gibsonville. 

C. I. Wesley, Chandler Springs. 

B. B. Cotton, Chandler Springs. 

James Muncus, Almond. 

Oscar Johnson, Almond. 

W. Jones, Elias. 

Miles Holdridge, Sikesville. 

L. F. Morgan, Chambers Springs. 

W. M. Worthy, Maitland. 

J. C. Motley, Daviston. 

J. K. Jenkins, Lineville. 



LICENTIATES. 



J. L. Joiner, Maitland. 

G. W. McMullins,Wesobulga. 

G. R. Wolf, Lineville. 

N. D. Parker, Maitland. 

G. C. Reid, Stockdale. 

J. J. Ogle, Truitt. 

L. W. Nelson, Concreet. 



J. T. Anderson, Millerville. 

J. M. Fant, Daviston. 

D. R. Laney, Daviston. 

S. Bennett, Daviston. 

[. W. Dean, Miller Valley. 

". Carden, Chandler Springs, 
lgram, Rozelle. 



a. rsen 

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IN MEriORY 



OF 



REV. M. B. GARRETT. 

He was held In highest esteem by all who knew him, 

and his pious life and service for the Master won for 

him a Crown in Heaven. 






IN MEMORY 



OF 



REV. M. M. DRIVER. 

Beginning in the earliest years of its existence, Bro- 
ther Driver continued, 'till the day of his death, to 
be one of the pillars of the Carey Association. Hay we 
imitate his faithful example. 



I=I1S7*NCIRI- I 



Church 



MISSIC 



State 



Antioch, (Tallap.) 

Ashland 

Bethel 

Big Springs . . . 

Corrinth 

County Line . . . 
Daviston ..... 

Friendship .... 

Good Hope . . . 
Hatchett Creek 
Holley Springs . . 
Liberty . . . . . 

Lineville . . . . 

Lystra ...... 

Millerville . . . . 

Mellow Valley . . 

Mt. Zion 

Mountain Springs 
Mt. Lebanon . . . 
Mt. Pisga . . . . 
Mt. Calvary . . . 
Mt. Olive . . . . 
New Hope . . . . 
New Salem . . . 
Pole Bridge . . . 
Providence . . . . 
Rockey Creek . . 
Rock Springs . . 
Salem ...... 

Sardis • 

Shiloh 

Spring Hill . . . . 

Union 

Union Hill . . . . 
Zion Hill . . . . 
Antioch, (Clay) . 



Cash and Voucher 

$ i 75 
10 60 



Home 



Foreij 



6 00 



2 00 



20 35 



Cash and Voucher 



3 2 5 



3 55 

2 50 



I 25 



I 50 



50 

4 00 



I 00 
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2 00 
4 23 



40 15 



3 55 
2 50 



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$ I 

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3 75 

4 75 



1 50 



2 00 

1 95 

3 °° 
3 45 

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4 



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2 



4 
6 



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FINHNCIHL EXHIBIT OF CKHEV BHPTIST HSSOCIHTION FOR 1S99. 









MISSIONS 






EDUCATION 


Orphans' 

Home 


Minutes 


HOME EXPENSES 




Church 


State 


Home 


Foreign 


Institute Work 


Bible and 

Colportage 


Ministerial 


Howard College 


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Poor, Fuel, 
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Antioch, (Tallap.) . 


Cash and Voucher 

$ « 75 
10 60 


Cash and Voucher 

* 3 25 


Cash *nd Voucher 

$ 1 75 
1886 


Cash and Voucher 


Cash and Voucher 


Cash and Voucher 


Cash and Voucher 


Cash and Voucher 
$ 4 OO 

H 6 5 


$ 1 50 
2 00 
1 50 


$ 50 
93 50 


% 9 IO 


♦ 7 13 

45 50 


$ 300 00 
500 00 


$ 22 58 


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$ I 40 


$ 25 OO 
































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1 00 
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80 

1 50 

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1 00 
1 55 
1 50 

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65 
65 


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3 20 

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66 90 


100 00 








4 




300 00 




6 00 


19 69 






4 21 


150 00 


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400 00 
100 00 


Good Hope - • . . 


2 00 


2 00 
4 2 3 


6 00 
4 29 


















300 00 
350 00 




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I 65 




































2 50 

101 37 


2 50 
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20 35 


4° *S 


25 00 


36 OO 


5 00 


5 00 


400 00 




48 00 


800 00 
300 00 ' 


Millerville 

Mellow Valley . . . 


3 55 
2 50 


3 55 
2 5° 


3 55 
2 50 










3 60 
2 50 










2 50 














































2 00 








500 00 


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1 25 




















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100 00 






80 




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1 95 


2 22 

l 25 
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1 50 

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« 50 

1 50 

1 50 

40 

75 






4 00 


350 00 






3 75 

4 75 
















300 00 






5 77 


6 33 


2 50 


10 00 




10 00 


65 00 




6 50 


500 00 


Rockey Creek . . 
Rock Springs . . . 




100 00 


1 50 


1 50 


1 50 










1 84 

4 85 

2 00 

13 55 








400 00 






















2 00 

1 95 

3 00 

3 45 
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4 50 














1 25 
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Shiloh . 

Spring Hill 


50 

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50 00 


33 00 


500 00 




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500 00 












3 45 


50 00 


100 00 


500 00 


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STATISTICS OP CHHEY BHPTIST HSSOCIHTION FOR 1599. 



Church 



Antioch . . 
Ashland . . 
Bethel . . . 
Corrinth . . 
County Line 
Daviston . . 
Friendship . 
Good Hope 
Hatchett Creek . . 
Ilolley Springs . . 

Liberty 

Lineville . . . . 

Lystra ....... 

Millerville . . . . 

Mt. Zion . . . 

Mountain Springs 
Mt. Lebanon . . . 
New Hope . . . . 

New Salem . . . 
Pole Bridge . . . 
Providence . . . . 

Rockey Creek . . 
Rock Springs . . 
Salem . . 
Sardis . . 
Shiloh . . 
Spring Hill 
Union . . 
Union Hill 
Zion Hill 
Mt. Pisga 
Mellow Valley 
Big Springs 
Antioch . . 
Mt. Olive . 
Mt. Calvary 



County 



Tallapoosa . 
Clay. . . . 
Clay. . . . 
Clay. . . . 
Clay. . 
Tallapoosa 
Clay. . . . 
Clay. • . 
Clay. . . . 
Clay. . . . 
Clay. . . . 
Clay. . . . 
Clay. . . , 
Chambers 
Clay. . . 
Clay. . . 
Clay. . . 



Pastor 



l.F. Dunn . . 
C. J. Bentley . 
H. C. Knight. 
C. T. Culpepper 
W. H. Preston . 
C. C. Heard . . 
C. I. Wesley . . 
W. H. Preston . 
W. T. Davis . . 

A. C. Johnson . 
J. A. Dunn . . . 
J. R. Stodghill . 
W. M. Worthy . 
O. P. Bentley . 
James Muncus . 
J. C. Motley . . 

B. B. Cotton . . 



Clerk 



L. B. Champion . 
B. W. Pruet . . . 
A. W. Brewer . . 
W. S. W. Walker 
H. H. Bieard . . . 
O. I. Ison .."■.. 
G. W. Wynn . 
W. H. Griffin . . 
M. L. Ponder . . 
J. L. Jordan . . . 
J. E. Upchurch . . 

A. Bell 

T. E. Runyan . . 
J. P. Harvell . . . 
J. W. Hughes . . 
T. J. Shivers . . . 
W. B. Hill .-..". 



Clerk's P. O. 



Truett 

Ashland 

Log Pit .... - 
Wesobulga .... 
Mellow Valley . . 

Daviston 

Idaho . 

Lineville 

Hatchett Creek . . 

Almond 

Ashland . . . . : 

Lineville 

Ashland 

Millerville . . . . 
Harlan . . . . . ■ 

Acme 

Chandler Springs 



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Supt. Name and P. O. 



A. C. Yeargan, Truett . 
M. W. Whatley, Ashland 



T. J. Preston, Wesobulga 



J. D. Dunn, Daviston 



G. R. Wolf, Cherry . . 
A. S. Horn, Hatchett Creek 



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G. C. Haynes, Ashland . . 
R. H. McCain, Lineville . 



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Tallapoosa 



M. A. Johnson . 
W. C. Brooks. . 
C.J. Bentley . . 
G. W. Holdridge 
W. H. Preston . 
W. M. Worthy . 
C. T. Culpepper 
C. T. Culpepper 
W. T. Davis . . 
J. A. Dunn . . . 
C. I. Wesley . . 
R. M. Allen . . 
M. A. Johnson . 
W. T. Davis . . 



C. C. Heard . 



Jacob Lindsey 
J. L. Griffin . 
G. T. Vefnun 
T. W. Mahan 
A. C. Cinclear 
L. P. Miller . 
L. B. Gibson . 
J. F. Preston . 
W. B. Wesley 
T. B. Fargason 
W.J. Williams 
W. B. Smith . 
A. J. Mathis . 
J. A. W. Bailey 



New Site . . . 
Stockdale . . 
Mackneyville.. 
Cowpens . . . 

Elias 

Wesobulga . . 
Gibsonville . . 
Ashland . . 
Idaho .... 
j Motley . . . 
Gage ...... . . 

Zana 

Ayershire . . 
Mellow Valley 



R. W. Claybrook . . lEmucfaw 



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A. P. Oslin, Maitland 
N. M. Hornsby, Idaho 
J. P. Motley, Motley . 



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